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On June 26th we produced an event for the Foundersuite community and for the San Francisco startup community at large. The title was "Startup Funding 2.0-- the Brave New World of Early Stage Finance" and the theme was that the market for startup funding is changing fast, and changing dramatically. We were fortunate to have the main "change makers" join us for the evening and drop some really solid knowledge. Enjoy!

Session One: Rise of the Accelerators featuring Justin Kan (Y Combinator), Thomas Korte (AngelPad), Dave Drach (Techstars), moderated by Nathan Beckord (Foundersuite).

Session Two: AngelList Syndicates featuring Ash Fontana (AngelList) and Gil Penchina (largest Syndicate), moderated by Charles Hudson (SoftTechVC).

Session Three: New Online Platforms featuring Ryan Caldbeck (CircleUp), Alex Mittal (FundersClub), Kevin Smith (Seedchange), Ash Fontana (AngelList). Moderated by Charles Hudson (SoftTechVC).

Session Four: Emerging Seed VCs featuring Ann Miura-ko (Floodgate), Satya Patel (Homebrew), Boris Wertz (Version One Ventures), Gil Penchina (AngelList Syndicate).  Moderated by Nathan Beckord (Foundersuite).

HUGE thanks to our hosts, Automattic (makers of WordPress) and our sponsor Mintz Levin. Thanks also to our co-producers BootStrapLabs, FoundersNetwork, CoFoundersLab, FoundersSpace, and Bizzabo, and to Mattermark for the shout out in the newsletter.

Stay tuned for more events later this year.


Topics: accelerators, AngelList, Startup fundraising, venture capital, fundraising, syndicates


Written by theman